Saturday, August 27, 2016

What's On The Reading Radar #WishList #TBR

It's the end of August. The month went by quickly and I was able to get so much accomplished and now I'm working on wrapping up the edits of Releasing Chaos for submission. So far, I've cut 2k. I have to admit, it's the first time I've cut the word count before subbing. Usually, I add more because something wasn't fleshed out.

Now for the fun stuff.


TitleLieSmith
Series: The Wyrd, 1
Author(s): Alis Franklin
Length: 293 pages
PublisherHydra (October 7, 2014)

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Urban Fantasy / Dark Fantasy / Norse Gods / 

Notes

Blurb: Working in low-level IT support for a company that’s the toast of the tech world, Sigmund Sussman finds himself content, if not particularly inspired. As compensation for telling people to restart their computer a few times a day, Sigmund earns enough disposable income to gorge on comics and has plenty of free time to devote to his gaming group.

Then in walks the new guy with the unpronounceable last name who immediately becomes IT’s most popular team member. Lain Laufeyjarson is charming and good-looking, with a story for any occasion; shy, awkward Sigmund is none of those things, which is why he finds it odd when Lain flirts with him. But Lain seems cool, even if he’s a little different—though Sigmund never suspects just how different he could be. After all, who would expect a Norse god to be doing server reboots?

As Sigmund gets to know his mysterious new boyfriend, fate—in the form of an ancient force known as the Wyrd—begins to reveal the threads that weave their lives together. Sigmund doesn’t have the first clue where this adventure will take him, but as Lain says, only fools mess with the Wyrd. Why? Because the Wyrd messes back.



Title: The Nameless One
Series
Author(s): Lily Adile Lamb
Length: 77 pages
PublisherLily Adile Lamb (December 4, 2015)

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Fantasy / Fairy Tale /

Notes 


Blurb: He was the only nameless one among his kind, the result of his mother’s forbidden affair with a human. He was the only one the others teased and tormented, the only one who longed for his own sex – a crime among his kind. And when he repeated his mother’s mistake with a human male, the punishment was terrible – his wings were broken, his body was crushed, and he was imprisoned in a bottle, freed only to grant the wishes of whichever greedy human found him next. And there he stayed, alone.

Faine was born different, too, his legs withered at birth, his little body left at the edge of the woods for the other abandoned ones to take in. Sylvonna the wise woman raised him in kindness, and the sheep he tended were patient with his slow, painful gait. It was a good life…only he longed for a lover of his own sex, and while there was no shame in it among his people, there were none among them who shared that longing. And so he was alone.

The forest whispered to Faine, that he would find love…that his true love was coming soon.

And when the nameless one was at last freed from his prison, his release would come on a mountain, near a forest…a forest where the world’s other outcasts dwelt. A mountain where Faine would bring his sheep to graze…

“The Nameless One” is a fable, a fairy tale, a love story about two broken creatures who are made whole at last.


Title: Finding Trust
Series: Finding Series, 2
Author(s): Sloane Kennedy
Length: 134 pages
Publisher

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Contemporary

Notes 

Blurb: He wanted a new beginning. What he got was a glimpse of a life he could never have...

Widower Dane Winters just wanted a new beginning for himself and his six month old daughter after his estranged husband's cold-blooded murder and moving to a small town in Southwest Montana seemed like a good place to start. But he never expected a favor for a friend to turn into a deadly encounter that puts him on a collision course with a mysterious stranger passing through town.

Former FBI agent Jaxon Reid stopped in Dare, Montana to right a wrong, not get caught up in the life of an uptight, country vet with a holier-than-thou attitude. But he soon finds himself drawn to the quiet, insecure single father who's trying to leave behind a life of pain and heartbreak.

Dane can't deny his attraction to Jax, but he knows that pursuing a relationship with the gorgeous, younger man will only end in heartbreak and turn him into someone he swore he would never be again. But when danger looms, he's forced to accept Jax into his life and home, along with the emotional vulnerability that being around Jax brings to the surface.

As their connection deepens, can Dane find the trust Jax needs from him in order to build a life together or will he let his past destroy his one chance at a real future?

Note: This book contains M/M sexual content and is intended for mature audiences

***This is Book 2 in the series, but can be read as a stand-alone story - no cliffhangers.***



TitleRise Of the Goddess
Series3014 A.D. The Evolve Trilogy
Author(s): Seakiel Ashe
Length: 169 pages
PublishereBookIt.com (May 1, 2015)

Genre:   Futuristic / Aliens / Action & Adventure /

Notes I found this on twitter so not sure what to expect.

Blurb: It's 1000 years in the future, mankind has discovered 'God' through science, this intelligent power now utilized by billions, the purest of fuel, a vast power that can never deplenish. As billions live in colossal floating metropolises, cradled in the sky, high above man's expectations and humble beginnings, the universe seems to blossom with intergalactic friendship and goodwill. 

Science is now a sister of esoteric spirituality, both intertwined in a world were humans live to the best of their abilities, truly understanding their immortal rights as living gods. Humankind is not alone in their advanced understanding, contact was made with the first intelligent alien race some 985 years ago. 1,000 years later, over 20,000 alien races are known, living side by side with humans, sharing their particular cultures, language, foods, goods as well as love. In a highly advanced world where high esoteric magic is utilized as a source of fuel, all seems perfect, even the old gods, once thought to be delusions held my many, have taken on physical form, their appetites for life just as grand.

This world seems to the utopia that mankind has been craving for thousands of years, that is until an innocent discovery is made, one that will threaten the lives of 5 friends and lovers, chasing them from dimension to dimension, world to world.

3014 A.D. follows the courageous lives of 5 people, some chased, kept from the clutches of death, others chasing death, traveling back ages through time, unraveling plans that will endanger billions, all while falling in love and discovering exotic new worlds, within themselves as well as all around.

No one is safe - danger is everywhere. But so is life and love.



Title: Last Man Standing
SeriesSouthern Scrimmage Book 5
Author(s): Mercy Celeste
Length: 174 pages
PublisherMJC Press (August 22, 2016)

Genre: Romantic Elements / Gay / Contemporary / New Adult /

Notes 

Blurb: There’s no dating in football. 

After living his entire football career in Levi Brody’s shadow, Damien Sullivan is set to take the NFL by storm. Angry at the world he lands in New Orleans with a chip on his shoulder and a need for some action. He wants nothing more than to experience life to the hilt, but a controlling parent and a set of rigid fraternization rules seek to slow his roll. A chance hook-up before camp leads to a showdown with the very young, very attractive starting quarterback.

Starting quarterback for the disgraced New Orleans team, Raphael Acosta has his work cut out for him. His team doesn’t respect him, his coaches barely know his name and now there’s this hot-shot kid lauded as the second coming of the great Levi Brody. The last thing Raf needs is an insufferable rival for his position. The problem is he can’t seem to keep his hands off the man in private.

When new rules and old prejudices converge, only one could be the Last Man Standing.

Sexual Kink Advisory



Title: Viktor's Familiar
Series: Beyond the Angel Pack, 2
Author(s): Maggie Walsh
Length: 166 pages
PublisherSiren Publishing (May 13, 2015)

Genre:   Romance / Gay / BDSM / Vampires / Shifters / 

Notes 

Blurb: When vampire Dom Viktor, second in command for King Dante Calabrese, meets his natural-born submissive mate, Adam, he wants nothing more than to claim him, but he cannot as long as Adam is bound to his witch, Rory. They set out on a journey with some of their Angel Pack friends to find a way to break the bond, but the spell they need is known by only one living witch, the mysterious Zane. Along the way they meet some new allies and enemies. When Adam takes it upon himself to follow a lead and goes missing, Viktor turns to his friends to help him find his mate and bring him home safely. A new witch in town stirs up trouble as she tries to snag one of the mated wolves as her own and Alpha mate Jesse leaves the pack to find a way to deal with his newfound powers. Viktor tries to save Adam in time and bring him home where he belongs.


Title: Burning For You
Series: Fearless Series
Author(s): Erzabet Bishop
Length: 73 pages
PublisherOmniLit / All Romance eBooks, LLC (July 1, 2016)

Genre:   Romance / Fantasy / Dragons /

Notes 

Blurb: Where there’s smoke, there’s dragon fire.

Ordinary girl. Extraordinary fate.

Violet Winters is having a less than perfect day. Her parents are meddling with her love life (again), her wintery magic is kaput and her vivid dreams are coming far too close to reality. When she falls through the ice after seeing her fiancé all close and snuggly with a fellow polar bear, all bets are off. Is she better off dead or will she get another chance at life when a Grimare angel rescues her from her chosen fate?

Fire meets ice and passions ignite.

Dante is a dragon on a mission: fight the string of strange fires springing up around Westmore and find a mate. When his Captain decides to have the men pose for social media shots to garner attention for the station, Dante finds himself in the middle of a steady stream of women after his special strategically placed “fire hose.”

At Hot Whips Café to haggle with the owner for counter space for their new firemen calendar, he meets a woman who sets his inner scales on fire. Can he save her from the machinations of the Fates or will she die a second time by the very threat Dante fights against?

A dragon’s panty melting kiss may just be the wow this curvy girl needs.



Title: Derivation
Series: Aberrant Magic, 2
Author(s): Lyn Gala
Length: 207 page
Publisher Loose Id LLC (July 25, 2016)

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Urban Fantasy / 

Notes 


Blurb: Darren and Kavon have committed to each other, but magical rules are changing and that tests the strength of their bond. The death of a prominent Egyptian shaman and the shadowy remains of O’Brien’s conspiracy to kill adepts and steal their magic also pressure the new couple. Kavon is determined to protect his partner through these storms, but he is also painfully aware of his own tendency to hover. And as Darren is quick to point out, he is an armed federal agent who won’t allow Kavon to keep him off the front lines.

Making the relationship even more difficult, the spirit guides who offered their loyalty have their own hopes and needs. The world is changing, and Darren’s spirit guide pushes them to find the right path to navigate. However, Kavon has never enjoyed being pressured, and he is particularly uncomfortable walking into a situation he doesn’t understand. Worse, the longer he knows Darren and his guide, the more confused Kavon becomes about how magic even works. The two men must pull together or the forces moving in the shadows threaten to destroy them before they have any chance at happiness.



Title: Magnifield
SeriesMagnifield, 1
Author(s): Mell Eight
Length: 63k
Publisher: LT3 Press

Genre: Romance / Gay / Urban Fantasy / Paranormal / 

Notes Releases September 6, 2016

Blurb: On her deathbed, Yani's Great Grandmother reveals she has one last story from her past to tell: that of his Great Uncle Yakov, who helped her survive the Nazis. It's a story of vampires and werewolves he can scarcely believe—and in the wake of his Great Grandmother's death, Yani realizes the story is far from over.

The world of vampires and werewolves isn't a safe place for a human, even one with Yani's unusual family history. With danger at his door, the smart thing would be to run, but much like his Great Grandmother Yani has never been very good at running away—especially with his loved ones and the whole world at stake.



Title: Pressure Head
SeriesThe Plumber's Mate Book 1
Author(s): JL Merrow
Length: 256 pages
PublisherSamhain Publishing, Ltd. (September 18, 2012)

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Contemporary / Mystery /

Notes because Sam said she liked the series.

Blurb: Some secrets are better left hidden.

The Plumber's Mate, Book 1

To most of the world, Tom Paretski is just a plumber with a cheeky attitude and a dodgy hip, souvenir of a schoolboy accident. The local police keep his number on file for a different reason—his sixth sense for finding hidden things.

When he’s called in to help locate the body of a missing woman up on Nomansland Common, he unexpectedly encounters someone who resurrects a host of complicated emotions. Phil Morrison, Tom’s old school crush, now a private investigator working the same case. And the former bully partly responsible for Tom’s injury.

The shocks keep coming. Phil is now openly gay, and shows unmistakable signs of interest. Tom’s attraction to the big, blond investigator hasn’t changed—in fact, he’s even more desirable all grown up. But is Phil’s interest genuine, or does he only want to use Tom’s talent?

As the pile of complicated evidence surrounding the woman’s murder grows higher, so does the heat between Tom and Phil. But opening himself to this degree exposes Tom’s heart in a way he’s not sure he’s ready for…while the murderer’s trigger finger is getting increasingly twitchy.


Product Warnings
Contains a flirtatious plumber with hidden talents, a cashmere-clad private investigator with hidden depths, and an English village chock full of colourful characters with plenty to hide.



Title: Boning His Mutt
Series: Puppyville Pack
Author(s): Fel Fern
Length: 32 pages
Publisher

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Shifter / Paranormal /

Notes This sounds like it would be a fun series to read. Plus, I saw mention of a dragon in one of them...

Blurb: I’m Blue Barker. Submissive. Unattached wolf. Member of the Puppyville pack. I thought I had the mate-thing in the bag, until I found my ex screwing around. Usually, I’m against one-night-stands, until I saw the drop dead gorgeous dominant wolf sitting at the bar. 

Jaime Topps has two conditions. One night. Two rules...and none of them involved remembering my name, but I’m going to prove him wrong.



Title: Dinner at Foxy's
Series: Law and Supernatural Order 3
Author(s): Silvia Violet
Length: 115 pages
Publisher

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Shifter / Paranormal /

Notes 

Blurb: Fox shifter Luke runs Foxy’s Chicken Shack, known for the best and spiciest chicken in town. For months he’s had his eye on Silas, a young cop who patrols the area around his restaurant. When Silas arrives to question Luke about his cousins’ criminal activities, things blow up, literally, and Silas is injured. Luke will do whatever it takes to see his cousins brought to justice. He might not survive his crazy plan, but if he does, there could be a chance at love for this fox shifter and his cop.


Title: Never Lose Your Flames
Series
Author(s): Francis Gideon
Length: 335 pages
PublisherDreamspinner Press; 1 edition (August 1, 2016)

Genre:   Dragon Shifter / Romance / Urban Fantasy / Gay / Paranormal /

Notes 

Blurb: Cop-turned-bounty-hunter Gabe Dominguez is hired to capture firestarter Nat Wyatt. For a dragon-shifter like Gabe, apprehending Nat is easy, but transporting him involves more time, energy, and blood loss than he envisioned. An attack from a band of fairies, an out-of-control forest fire, and a showdown at an auction don’t faze Gabe, but Nat’s innocence might stop him entirely. 

Since discovering his abilities, Nat’s lost a best friend, a boyfriend, and trust in his brother. Only his love of concerts and card games get him through life without a home. Rumors of the Judge, a giant dragon who once destroyed half of Canada avenging those he loved, provide Nat with hope of vindication. When Nat discovers his captor is the Judge, he thinks he’s finally caught a break. Through late-night conversations and a shared love of music, Nat tries to convince Gabe he’s not guilty.

Can Gabe continue his cutthroat lifestyle, or will he run away with his dragon hoard like he’s always longed to do? Can Nat escape his legacy, or will his be another spark snuffed out by people who don’t understand? The Oracle, the most powerful wizard in Canada, might be the only one who can provide answers.



Title: Call Of The Alpha
Series: Blue Moon III
Author(s): A.E. Via
Length: 244 pages
PublisherVia Star Wings Books (July 27, 2016)

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Contemporary / Action & Adventure /

Notes Originally, with the title and series name I thought this was a paranormal read...

Blurb: THIS IS THE THIRD INSTALLMENT IN THIS SERIES and CAN STAND ALONE. 

The Story of ALPHA, CALL, OMEGA & LION ALONG WITH A COUPLE OTHER FAVORITES

It’s been a couple years since Commander John Marion – the US Navy’s most decorated SEAL – hung up his dog tags, choosing his cherished Alpha over war.

Call and Alpha have settled comfortably into their carefree lives nestled in the mountains of South Carolina. No more combat for the Commander and no more ordered killings for the deadliest assassin in the world.

However, nothing stays peaceful forever.

When Alpha’s brother Omega comes to their secluded home with a distressing message from their Order, Alpha has to answer the call. But what neither of them expect is for the Order to send them a new assassin, one just as deadly as both of them, to seek their counsel and bring them back Persia.

Lion’s commanding presence was not at all what any of them anticipated. Especially Omega. Lion realizes what Omega is to him right away, but the stubborn man fights his every advance. Lion knows he and Omega have to connect if they’re going to be victorious. He was sent to bring back an army but if he can’t get his cherished to yield to him, they are sure to fail.

Call refuses to let Alpha fight a gang of rebel assassins without him. Omega will fight by his brother’s side, no matter what… and Hawk saw them coming for his help before anyone else. Together they’ll fight the toughest opponents they’ve ever faced. As always… these badass warriors are up for the challenge. 


This book ends in an HEA and does not end in a Cliffhanger.
This book contains graphic violence



Title: Red's Redemption
Series: Daughters of Grimm
Author(s): Leteisha Newton, Olivia Linden
Length: 171 pages
PublisherEvernight Publishing (July 25, 2016)

Genre:   Romance / Fairy Tale Retold / Fantasy / Urban Fantasy / Shifters / Paranormal /

Notes 

Blurb: My name is Red…and I kill things for a living. 

I was never supposed to fall in love. All I knew was hate, fighting, and killing—and I did those things very well. That bastard of a wolf stole the only person in the world who ever meant anything to me...and losing her broke something inside of me. That was until I met Lowell...and suddenly I didn't know what was up or down, who I could trust, or why the one man who made my heart beat again would hide a dangerous secret from me. In the end, would my hate cause me to crash and burn, or could I redeem myself of all the wrong I’ve done?



Title: Storms of Lazarus
SeriesShadows of Asphodel, Book 2
Author(s): Karen Kincy
Length: 276 pages
PublisherKaren Kincy; 1 edition (July 13, 2014)

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Historical / Steampunk / Paranormal / Fantasy /

Notes 

Blurb: Sometimes escape is impossible. Sometimes love isn’t enough. 

1913. Christmas Eve. Ardis hardly expects a quiet holiday with Wendel, between fleeing Constantinople and hiding from an ancient society of assassins. And they owe a debt to a certain archmage.

In Königsberg, Prussia, they work with Konstantin on the next evolution of Project Lazarus. Wendel once called Königsberg home, the city now besieged by the Russians and their clockwork engines of war. This may be Wendel’s last chance to save his family and find redemption, but he’s tormented by nightmares and tempted by laudanum. Ardis fears her love isn’t enough to save Wendel. Her hands are full piloting the automatons, and she’s terrified to tell him a secret of her own. Will they—and their love—survive the storms of war?



Title: Moonstruck
Series: Diablo Lake 1
Author(s): Lauren Dane
Length: 352 pages
PublisherCarina Press (May 24, 2016)

Genre:   Romance / Paranormal / 

Notes 

Blurb: In Diablo Lake, Tennessee, a town populated by werewolves, witches and more, magic woven deep into the earth protects the town's secrets from outsiders.

Katie Grady left Diablo Lake to get over a humiliating breakup. But her family needs her help, so she's back, in a sublet right across the hall from the guy she's lusted after for years. Jace Dooley is hotter than ever, and their friendship picks up along with massive doses of grown-up chemistry.

The very scent of Katie sharpens Jace's canines, makes the wolf within him stir. There's nothing more alluring to a Pack Alpha than a sexy female who is so very in charge. She won't be coddled, but if he plays his hand just right she might be convinced to become his.

Katie presents a challenge to Jace's wolf nature, whose chief instinct is to protect. Especially now that she's coming into the magic that is her birthright—and suddenly Jace isn't the only one who's interested in Katie or the raw power she's just learning to use.

Editor's Note: The story continues in Diablo Lake: Protected, available soon!



Title: Heart Scarab
SeriesTaking Shield Book 2
Author(s): Anna Butler
Length: 300 pages
PublisherWilde City Press (July 31, 2015)

Genre:   Romantic Elements / Gay / Sci-Fi /

Notes 

Blurb: Shield Captain Bennet is on Telnos, a unpleasant little planet inhabited by religious fanatics and unregistered miners running illegal solactinium mines. It’s about to be about to be overrun by the Maess. Bennet’s job is to get out as many civilians as he can, but the enemy arrives before the evacuation is complete. Caught in a vicious fire fight, Bennet is left behind, presumed dead.

His family is grieving. Joss, his long-term partner, grieves with them; lost, unhappy, remorseful. First Lieutenant Flynn has no official ‘rights’ here. He isn’t family. He isn’t partner or lover.

All he is, is broken.



Title: Shane's Fall
Series: Escort Series 2
Author(s): Sloane Kennedy
Length: 324 pages
Publisher

Genre:   Romance / Contemporary / Gay / 

Notes 

Blurb: "You know what it's like, don't you? When the pain goes so deep inside that you need to try and find a way to let some of it out? But you don't actually let it out, do you? You become someone else - someone who doesn't hurt, someone who doesn't have to hide." -Savannah

Shane Matthews loves women, sex and money and as a professional escort, he gets to have all three whenever he wants. So what if he's not the same, naive person he was when he started - it's what he's good at. But life is catching up with Shane and he's losing the battle against an addiction that has haunted him for years. He's managed to keep the truth from his friends and family, but the pressure of pretending to be perfect may just be too much.

Savannah Bradshaw needs to get her life back under control before the fear and pain consume her. A brutal assault from someone she trusted has left her fearing sex and men and the dangerous method she uses to cope is stealing her life. She needs Shane to show her how to escape the pain, but as his best friend's little sister, he's keeping her at arm's length.

Savannah's desperate plan to bring them together for one night has Shane agreeing to show her the pleasure her body can experience, but she has to agree to his terms. Giving her what she needs should be easy, as long as he doesn't do something stupid like fall in love with her...

Trigger Warning: This book contains references to rape and self-harm that may be disturbing for some readers.

***This is Book 2 in the series but can be read as a stand-alone story - no cliffhangers. However, more enjoyment can be gained by reading the series in order:

Book 1 - Gabriel's Rule (M/F)
Book 2 - Shane's Fall (M/F) (Note: Shane's Fall DOES contain spoilers for events first presented in Gabriel's Rule)
Book 3 - Logan's Need (M/M) (Note: Logan's Need DOES contain spoilers for events presented in previous books)***



Title: Changeling
SeriesThe Incubus Saga Book 2
Author(s): Amanda Meuwissen
Length: 469 pages
Publisher

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Urban Fantasy / Light & Dark Fae / Bounty Hunter / 

Notes 

Blurb: Nathan Grier’s dark fae bounty looms overhead. As he faces the very real threat of becoming a slave to the bounty’s owner, his brother Jim uses his changeling abilities more and more trying to save him. Every changeling throughout history turns evil once their powers manifest, meaning time may be running out for both of them as Jim nears True Awakening.

Fae hunter and incubus, Sasha Kelly, is prophesized to save Nathan, but while Nathan has embraced his feelings for the other man, he fears their time together will be cut short—either from his impending fate…or Jim’s.



Title: Redeeming Rafe
Series: Barretti Series 2
Author(s): Sloane Kennedy
Length: 216 pages
Publisher

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Contemporary / Action & Adventure / Angsty? /

Notes 

Blurb: He wants revenge against the brothers who betrayed him but first he has to get past the one man he can't resist...

At the tender age of eight, Rafe Barretti lost everything. His parents, his childhood, his innocence. And the brothers who were supposed to protect him let him go instead. Twenty years later and he's finally ready to exact his revenge by taking away everything they hold dear - their company, their reputations, their futures. But even that isn't enough - their loved ones will have to pay too and all their precious secrets are fair game.

Former mercenary Cade Gamble's only job is to take down the hacker stealing sensitive, private information from Barretti Security Group and Cade is damn good at his job. But there's more at stake because the co-founders of BSG, Dom and Vin Barretti, are like family and no one touches Cade's family. The fact that the vengeful young man turns out to be the youngest of the Barretti clan doesn't matter. But when their tumultuous encounters turn into something more, Cade will have to decide between protecting the only family he has and giving in to his need to save Rafe from himself.

Can Cade help Rafe find redemption so he can forgive the sins of the past or will Rafe's quest for vengeance destroy them both?

Note: This book contains explicit M/M content and is intended for mature audiences.

Trigger Warning: This book contains references to abuse that may be disturbing for some readers.

Although this book is part of a series, it can be read as a stand-alone. No cliffhangers.



Title: One Minute to Midnight
Series: Black Ops: Automatik 2
Author(s): Nico Rosso
Length: 199 pages
Publisher

Genre:   Romance / Contemporary / Former Military / Action & Adventure / Female Sniper / 

Notes 

Blurb: Nico Rosso, author of the critically acclaimed Countdown to Zero Hour, returns with Book Two in the Automatik: Black Ops series—a sizzling romantic suspense in which two undercover operators fight to reclaim a small town from the ice-cold grip of gunrunners

He was her safety.

She was his backup.

Former navy SEAL Ben Jackson knows that sexy "Mary Long" is nothing but a cover; that beneath the stylish clothes and flirty smile is a stone cold super-soldier no one ever gets close to. Until her kiss hits him like one of her sniper rounds. But Morris Flats is no place for a hookup—menace hums through the town, and the more the two operators keep pushing for answers, the more deadly the current seems to run.

For former Special Forces sniper Mary Kuri, flirting with her muscular teammate feels like playing with fire. It's hard to tell where the cover ends and the real feelings begin. What she does know is they can't afford to lose focus. Their mission is to gather evidence, and with the gunrunners watching their every move, a single mistake could prove fatal.

It's two against the world, and Ben and Mary are about to discover that not only do the lives of innocent people hang in the balance, but they're also fighting to save the rare connection they've found with each other.

This book is approximately 72,000 words



Title: Heart of the Forest
SeriesArwn's Gift Book 1
Author(s): Christina Quinn
Length: 281 pages
PublisherLoose Id LLC (July 25, 2016)

Genre:   Romance / Poly / Fantasy / Historical / Alternate World / 

Notes 

Blurb: In Ersland, you stay out of the forests, and you stick to your own kind...

It’s common knowledge elves steal human women in the middle of the night to be their whores, or worse. According to The Dawn, elves are the agents of the dark and to be avoided at all costs.

As a Cunning Woman, Valentina has never really cared too much about The Dawn or its racist tenets--it probably has something to do with the fact that they burn healers as witches. So when a desperate group of elves bring their wounded leader Aneurin to her door, Valentina agrees to treat him. As his wounds heal, their hearts entwine and they fall in love.

However, Aneurin has a powerful secret which threatens to tear them apart more than racism of Ersland ever could. And Yorwrath, Aneurin’s brother, is there waiting for their bond to break...with a slave collar with Valentina’s name on it.



Title: Gearas
Series
Author(s): Aiden Lovely
Length
Publisher

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Sci-fi / Bad Aliens / Futuristic / 

Notes Publication Date: September 15, 2016



Blurb: Landon, a small town boy, who’s been average all his life, finds a new meaning when he is randomly selected to participate in the government GEARAS program. He joins the proud Bradley, laconic Simon and mysterious Claude in an epic battle to save the earth from aliens.


Title: Raider
SeriesNorse Saga Book 1
Author(s): Jerry Cole
Length: 150 pages
Publisher

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Historical (see warning) / 

Notes 

Blurb: The dull misery of Aiden's peasant life in 8th century Northumbria is shattered forever when Norse Vikings land on his shore. The bastard child of a pagan woman who died when he was a child, Aiden's life in the devoutly Christian village has never been easy, but it is unremarkable. Isolated and lonely, he tends his sheep and resigns himself to being alone; at night, however, he dreams of someone— anyone— taking him away from his misery.

His prayers are answered in the last way he would have wished for when a band of Vikings raids his coastal village, burning and killing everything in sight. Just when he is certain they will kill him too, a handsome blond man intercedes, insisting that he wants to take Aiden for a thrall, a slave. The warrior Einarr claims Aiden as his bounty from the raid and forces Aiden into servitude in his house. Despite the collar around Aiden's neck, he can tell Einarr does not treat him as a normal thrall, and the desire in the warrior's eyes is unmistakable.

Taken by brutal barbarians, Aiden struggles with his new place in the world and with the religious upbringing— which tells him that giving into Einarr's advances would be an abomination. Meanwhile, a terrible threat looms on the horizon, threatening to wipe out Aiden's new owners and Aiden with them. Can Aiden resist the affections of the man who owns him? And what will become of him when he's forced to take up arms and fight alongside that man to save his own life? Can Aiden learn the Viking way, forge his own destiny, and choose the life he wants, or will he forever surrender and let himself be tossed by the tides of cruel fate? Aiden can feel himself falling, unsure if Einarr will be there to catch him, or if he wants him to...

Please Note: This book contains Adult Language & Steamy Adult Activities, it is intended for 18+ Adults Only. Novella, approx. 35,000 words in length. HEA (happy ever after ending). Does not end with a "cliffhanger". History purists be warned, some creative historical license has been taken with this work of fiction.



Title: Outside the Lines
SeriesThe Boundaries Series
Author(s): A.R. Barley
Length
Publisher

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Contemporary / 

Notes 

Blurb: Falling for the drag queen next door

Mitch Dalton can't stop fantasizing about his sexy and confident drag queen neighbor. He wants to make a move, but he's had a lot less experience with men and isn't sure Chi-Chi would be interested in a guy who's never gone all the way—let alone a widower and struggling single father. And when Mitch's child care falls through, he needs Chi-Chi's help more than he needs a boyfriend.

Chi-Chi Ramirez has his own struggles: getting his degree one class at a time, working too many jobs and performing at a nightclub to make his Broadway dreams come true. Mitch's offer of a nanny position is too good to pass up, even if seeing Mitch every day and not being able to touch him is torture. But when even a simple handshake feels like pure sex, soon touching is all either of them can think about.

A one-night stand, a quick fling—that's all Chi-Chi can give if he's going to leave town for New York City. But once they finally get a taste of each other, what if Mitch wants more?


TitleWhat It Looks Like
Series
Author(s): Matthew J. Metzger
Length: 264 pages
PublisherJMS Books LLC (August 20, 2016)

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Contemporary /  

Notes 

Blurb: Eli Bell is the only son of a police chief inspector and a forensic scientist. He's grown up wonky in a world that only deals with the straight and narrow -- and his new boyfriend isn't helping. 

Rob Hawkes is six feet of muscle, tattoos, and arrest warrants. A career criminal and a former tenant of Her Majesty's Prison Service, he'd rather hit Eli's parents than sit down to dinner with them. One wrong move, and Rob could destroy Eli -- and his family -- without a second thought.

But this isn't what it looks like.

Rob's not in control here -- and Eli's the one to blame.


TitleThe General's Hostage
SeriesThe Warriors of Love & Magic Book 1
Author(s): A.C. Fox
Length: 158 pages
PublisherEtopia Press (July 6, 2016)

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Fantasy /  Enemies to Lovers /

Notes:

Blurb: Two powerful men. Two bitter enemies. One chance at love.

Tav Cyrdath, a powerful wind adept and a brilliant general, leads the last free humans in a war against the Boa Visk, monsters who have enslaved most of humanity. But when the man who rules Illunvia refuses to surrender, Tav is forced to take the city by sword and magic. Victorious, he intends to execute the human traitor who has done so much harm by defying him. But when the defeated ruler, Duric Darmain, begs him to spare the citizens of Illunvia, Tav finds himself overcome by sudden mercy. He takes the man as a hostage instead, intending to use him in a trap against the monsters who have set this war in motion. Duric is defeated, broken...and yet Tav can't get his enemy out of his mind. But how could he ever feel this way about a man who has betrayed all Tav stands for?

Duric knows he was only a puppet ruler for the Boa Visk, yet he has done all he can to shield his people from the cruel overlords. Now he is a prisoner, fallen from power, hated and scorned as a traitor. And yet the enemy general begins to treat him with a curious respect and eventually even kindness. He dares not trust again, but this one-time enemy makes him want to yield his heart as hostage, even as he struggles to conquer the fears he can't escape...

Magic can heal wounds, but hearts must be mended with love. Both men have deep scars. Both have seen dark times. But the chance at love exists...if only they can embrace it before the Boa Visk return.



Thank you for stopping by and reading!!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

What's On The Reading Radar #WishList #TBR

Back from vacation and attempting to catch up with my work. The galley for Werewolf's Tale and a Druid's Sword (releases August 31st) was waiting for me. I have guest posts for the blog tour to finish. I'm getting back beta info on Releasing Chaos. I might be able to submit the manuscript to the publisher by the first weekend in September. *fingers crossed*



Title: Werewolves of Chernobyl
Series
Author(s): KA Merikan, LA Witt
Length: 323 pages
Publisher

Genre:   Romance / Gay / Poly / M/M/M / Suspense / Paranormal / Urban Fantasy / Shifter / Werewolf  /

NotesPOSSIBLE SPOILERS: Themes: shifter, werewolf, menage, knotting, urban exploration, cultural differences, disability, hierarchy, USSR, isolated from the world, society of men, PTSD, military, secret organization 

Blurb: --- Being kidnapped by two werewolves is an adventure after all, right? Right?! ---
Quinn

If Quinn wants to get the best photos for his travel blog, no gate is too tall, and no ‘do not enter’ sign actually means he won’t go in. What he finds in a hidden exclusion zone by Chernobyl blows his mind. Mutants? Monsters? He doesn’t know, but he is bound to find out when not one but two of them break into his hotel.

Too bad the rules and attitudes they have toward sex don’t match Quinn’s at all.

Dima

Born with a disabled hand, smaller than the other werewolves, Dima is the lowest of the low in his pack, but when he meets the loveliest human he’s ever seen, he knows his luck has changed.

The last thing he expects though is his beloved friend Nazar turning on him once Dima’s affection for Quinn deepens, and he refuses to be mounted by Nazar anymore.

Nazar

Nazar is a high ranking soldier in his pack, but in his powerful body hides a gentle soul, and all he wants is to escape the pack with Dima. But once Dima claims Quinn as his, secrets Nazar has so far kept hidden rear their ugly head.

The werewolf language doesn’t have words to describe what they crave, so Quinn might be the only one to help them solve the puzzle of the desires that go against the rules of their pack.

WARNING: This book contains steamy content, graphic violence, and elements that might be considered taboo.



Title: Shatterproof
Series
Author(s): Xen Sanders
Length: 188 pages
Publisher: Riptide

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Urban Fantasy / 

Notes

Blurb: "Saint's afraid to die. Grey can't stand to live."

Grey Jean-Marcelin wants to die. He thought painting his passion-vivid portrayals of Haitian life and vodou faith-would be enough to anchor him to this world. But it isn't. And when the mysterious man known only as Saint saves Grey from a suicide attempt, it's more curse than blessing-until Grey discovers that Saint isn't just an EMT. He's a banished fae, and can only survive by draining the lives of those he loves.

All Saint needed was a simple bargain: one life willingly given for another. But as Saint's feelings for Grey grow deeper, centuries of guilt leave him desperate to save a man who doesn't want salvation, even if Grey's life means Saint's death.

When Grey's depression consumes him, only he can decide if living is worth the struggle. Yet his choice may come too late to save his life . . . or Saint's soul. And whatever choice he makes, it may shatter them both.


Title: Storm
Series: Bad Boys of X-Ops, 3
Author(s): Rie Warren
Length: 283
Publisher

Genre:  Romance / Undercover / Alpha Male / Contemporary / Former Military /

Notes

Blurb: What happens when the boss lady teams up with a badass alpha male during an outlaw MC takedown . . .

STORM

I’m headed back to the Blood Legion MC in New Orleans, my old stomping grounds. Guns. Thugs. Broads. Cocaine nightmares. A Mexican cartel, cracker coke runners, and now there’s a new international threat in town.

Blaize Carmichael is my only partner in this op. Blaize. As a biker babe. Jeeesus. I’ve had a bone for her from day one when she walked into headquarters—haughty, superior, and always in charge.

There’s a goddamn good chance we’ll get made, played, and put in the grave as government-issue traitors. But I can’t help it—I love to get rough, raw, dirty, and dominant with her.

No more yes ma’am, no ma’am. Blaize is about to find out I don’t always takes orders as issued.

BLAIZE

I can’t stand the way Storm calls me woman or cher or sexy. As soon as we’re back in DC, I’m going to wipe that infuriating wicked smirk right off his dangerously handsome face.

I’m always prepared for every scenario. I’ve built my career on complete professionalism in and out of the field. But when Storm comes at me with wild animal lust—when he opens up to me—when he opens me up, I can’t say no. I don’t want to.

We’re in danger every single day we stay in NOLA. There is no way we can make it out alive. Not together. Not this time.

Please note: This story includes a discussion of rape. This painful conversation is necessary for the growth of the couple's relationship.




Title: Impact Velocity
Series: The Physics of Falling, 3
Author(s): Leah Petersen
Length: 276 pages
Publisher Dragon Moon Press (April 1, 2014)

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Space Opera / Sci-Fi /

Notes

Blurb: Jake has finally found peace and a family with the man he loves. But when the unimaginable happens, Jake finds himself on the run with his greatest enemy and the man who betrayed them both. If he can’t find a way to bring down the man who now wields the power of an emperor, he’ll lose not just his own life, but his daughter’s as well.


Title: Damned If You Do
Series
Author(s): Marie Sexton
Length: 123 pages
PublisherSamhain Publishing, Ltd. (June 14, 2016)
Genre:  Romance / Gay / Demons / Fantasy / Paranormal /

Notes

Blurb: The path to temptation is paved with a hellish amount of paperwork.

Soul acquisition is a drag, but if Abaddon doesn’t catch up on his quota, he could be demoted to scooping poop for the Hounds of Hell. With a deadline hanging over him, he heads for the Bible Belt, looking for the perfect combination of sweetness and challenge.

Seth is a blind musician, part of a traveling tent revival. He’s cute, mystically talented, and quotes the Bible at every turn. His soul is pure enough to fill Abaddon’s quota for months to come, and Abaddon is determined to claim it.

The problem? There’s the revival foreman who watches Abaddon’s every move. Then there’s the mystery of Seth’s many unusual talents. Lastly, there’s Abaddon himself. He’s beginning to like Seth a bit too much. Maybe Seth deserves something better than damnation.

But Hell’s agenda isn’t negotiable, and time is running out. If Abaddon doesn’t play his cards right, he could condemn both of them to the worst fate of all—an eternity apart.

Warning: Contains a Bible-quoting twink and an irreverent devil who’ll do anything to avoid going “back to the office”. Also, snakes. Lots and lots of snakes.



Title: Dreamsnare
Series
Author(s): Althea Claire Duffy
Length: 45 pages
PublisherLess Than Three Press, LLC; 1 edition (June 21, 2016)
Genre:  Romance / Lesbian / Bisexual / Fantasy / Urban Fantasy /

Notes

Blurb: Once Kereda was a successful shoemaker, but she lost everything: her career, her marriage, her home. When her new roommate tells her a curse might have been haunting her all these years, she seeks out Serin the dreamworker to have it undone.

But the curse isn't what Kereda expects—and she and Serin end up trapped in a twisted dreamworld, forced to confront their painful pasts together if they hope to uncover the plot against them.



Title: Against the Wall
Series(Fuckboy Series Book 1)
Author(s): Tracy Burke
Length: 142 pages
Publisher

Genre:  Erotica / M/M / M/F / Multiple Partners / Contemporary /

Notes

Blurb: Wanted – Fuckboy. Full-time hours, daily pay, 60/40 cut, you keep all tips. Must be appealing to the eye, have a body to die for, and be open minded to new adventures. Call 555-FUCK to get started today!

Down on his luck and hard up for cash, Colton Pierce answers an ad for a job as a fuckboy.

What’s a fuckboy you ask?

Colton’s about to find out.



Title: Demorn: City of Innocents
Series(The Asanti Series Book 2)
Author(s): David Finn
Length: 299 pages
PublisherFirethorn Publishing (January 14, 2016)

Genre:  Epic Fantasy / Lesbian / 

Notes

Blurb: Every exile longs for their homeland. Even the Wandering Princess of the Swords!

After two years Demorn has escaped the doomed Grave Dimension, her friend and fellow gun-slinging Innocent Alex in tow. They have fled the clutches of an imprisoned Elder God, as the reality virus of Ultimate Fate tore the dimension apart behind them...

Two years is a long time for an Innocent. Babelzon, her city, is burning. Demorn's patron is now at the mercy of the City Council he once owned. The Clubhouse is surrounded and Demorn is a myth that only some believe in.

Demorn's ruby heart is cold, the holy blade of Xalos unable to spawn for her. Old friends have fallen or are trapped. Demorn can see the bones of Ultimate Fate in the sky and the Tyrant oversees all.

Poisoned by the locket of a death god, every desperate deal Demorn has ever made will be called to account. She must save fellow Innocents from the depths of the Repeater Mall and the tricks of her enemies. She must save her brother from gazing too deep into the ruins of Asanti.

Escaping the Grave may have been no escape at all... Demorn must face the Tyrant. No Mercy!



Title: Dark Blood
Series: The Dark Blood, 1
Author(s): Caleb James
Length: 294 pages
PublisherDSP Publications (June 28, 2016)

Genre:  Gay / Romantic Elements / Best Friend trope / Urban Fantasy / Suspense /

Notes

Blurb: Book One in the Dark Blood Saga

Handsome, brilliant, and surrounded by good friends, twenty-three-year-old medical student Miles Fox has a secret—and it’s not that he’s gay. Though he harbors a crush on his straight best friend, Luke. Miles, like his grandmother, Anna, possesses the healing gift, an ability she’s made him swear never to use or divulge, lest horrible things befall those he loves. It happened to her when Nazis butchered her family.

But it all goes to hell when Miles heals a terminally ill man on a New Orleans cancer ward and wakes locked in the psych unit. Worse, news of the healing miracle spreads. For millennia, its carriers have been hunted by those who would steal it. Dr. Gerald Stangl and his teenage son, Calvin, know what Miles possesses. They, like their predecessors, will stop at nothing to take it, including kidnapping, torture, and murder. As the Stangls' noose tightens, Miles and Luke are trapped in a death match with stakes higher than they could ever imagine.



Title: Where There's A Will
Series: Panopolis, 3
Author(s): Cari Z
Length: 223 pages
Publisher Riptide Publishing (April 30, 2016)

Genre:  Gay / Urban Fantasy / Superheroes and Super Villains /

Notes

Blurb: Being a Hero in Panopolis means living the high life: parties, money, influence, even reality television. And I’m one of the most powerful Heroes in the city. I have plenty of fans, a manager who looks out for me (after himself), and a job that pays the bills. I should be enjoying myself.

Unfortunately, the downside of my superpower means I can’t touch anyone, which tends to put a damper on things. I probably don’t deserve all those perks anyway, since I’m working in secret with two of Panopolis’s biggest Villains to undermine GenCorp—my main sponsor and the company that controls what gets through my force field.

I obviously don’t trust my corporate overseers, but they’ve hired a new scientist who actually seems interested in helping me. Dr. Mansourian might have the answers to all my questions—not to mention a starring role in most of my dreams—but he’s hiding something big. If I let him have what he wants, I might not live to regret it.

Then again, the way things are going in Panopolis these days, I might not live either way.

* * * * * * *

This title can be read on its own, or enjoyed as part of the Panopolis series.



Title: Call off the Search
SeriesThe Comyenti Series Book 1
Author(s): Natasja Hellenthal
Length: 276 pages
PublisherBeyond Books Press; 4. edition (April 6, 2014)

Genre:  Young Adult / LGBT / Superheroes / Urban Fantasy / 

Notes

Blurb: One woman torn between two worlds... Can she make peace with her enemy, holding the key to her only chance of saving her mind-merging species from total annihilation?

The comyentis are different; beautiful and mysterious, possessing superpowers of which humans can only dream. And for this, they are hated, persecuted. Jealous of their ability to merge their minds with animals to instill their abilities, to empathise with other beings on a deep spiritual level, and to even hear their thoughts, people sought them out and destroyed them.

Halfling Sula - one of the last survivors of her kind - lives in hiding, searching for others of her kind. With not just her own life but her whole species' held precariously within her hands, she feels the weight of her responsibility.

As loneliness and alienation slowly engulf her, an attractive young human, Felix, enters her world and she is torn. Should Sula trust him? Can she afford not to?

Sula's life becomes further complicated when she meets the other last comyenti and is forced to make a decision. Follow her head or her heart?






Title: Oubliette
Series: The Poisoned Past, 1
Author(s): E.M. Prazeman
Length: 392 pages
PublisherWyrd Goat Press (July 2, 2015)

Genre:  Gay / Historical / Fantasy / Intrigue /

Notes

Blurb: Lord Jester Lark

President Rohn Evan’s term is in its summer hours, and the war seems far away. Lord Jester Lark’s greatest concern involves finding more time to spend with his lover and their adopted daughter.

Then the ships come. A massive fleet opens fire on Perida Bay, and an ambush lies in wait as Lark races home by starlight.

Verai

He’s a long way from jeweled, cultured Saphir, among scarred soldiers and rough-handed fishermen who mutter about him being a jester’s plaything. But he loves Mark, perhaps too much to leave.

Then the ships come. Verai gathers up little Ellen and rushes to meet his beloved in the safety of the court’s protective custody cells.

Mark never arrives.

The Church must uphold the law. The nobility must be honorable, fair, virtuous. The jesters help nobles survive a dangerous and duplicitous world by dealing with problems in ways that their masters can’t – at least, not in good conscience. That’s the way it’s supposed to work, anyway. But the longer Mark wears a jester’s mask, the less he trusts the nobility and the Church. Perhaps rightfully so, because when he’s ambushed, it’s not a jester that wants to take his freedom. It’s a creature of royal blood, bred into something inhuman, and it wants his loyalty, his voice, and his soul. As for the Church: It intends to cage him forever.

Title: Bound Guardian Angel
Series: All the King's Men, 7
Author(s): Donya Lynne
Length: 429 pages
PublisherPhoenix Press (May 2, 2016)

Genre:  Romance / Bisexual / Urban Fantasy / 

Notes

Blurb: For almost two hundred years, Trace has searched for his mate. Now he’s met Cordray. Brash, sassy, and covered in tattoos, Cordray isn’t at all the type of female he thought his mate would be, but he can’t deny the way his body reacts every time she’s near. She calms him and sparks his desire in a way no one ever has, which terrifies him, because if she has that kind of power over him, what else is she capable of?

Cordray thinks Trace is the most exciting male she’s ever met, but she refuses to drop her guard and let him in. She loved deeply once, only to be spurned when her lover mated another. The heartbreak was so severe, she lost her ability to feel. Trace has reawakened her sense of touch, but she’s scared that if she takes another chance on love only to be rejected again, this time she’ll lose her life.

With both committed to pushing the other away, every conversation escalates into a war of words. But for these two, the fights are all just foreplay. It’s only a matter of time before their desire grows stronger than their resistance, and when it does, God help anyone—or anything—that tries to keep them apart.

WARNING: This book contains strong adult content and explicit sexual material.



Title: Willing Skin
Series: Space Grit, 4
Author(s): Ella Drake
Length: 207 pages
Publisher

Genre:  Romance / Sci-Fi / Genetic Engineering / Alien Romance / Space Opera / Twelfth Night trope / Gender Swapping / Woman Disguised as a Man / Android / Cyborg /

Notes

Blurb: Sylla Viola has never put down roots. When she's forced to abandon her life, she leaves everything behind. Nothing to miss. Nothing to regret. Not even the loss of her body. Using a DNA mod that changes her into a male half-human Scoriah, she's poised to get away from the hunter on her trail. Until she runs into the one man who can see through her disguise. 

Docked at Station Viesel, Echtei Bronson helps a lost male Scoriah. One minute in his company threatens Echtei's control. One glimpse of the woman inside and he can't keep his hands off. One heated touch and he gives in to the need to wreak havoc on anyone who touches Sylla--a woman who could never stay with a man forever tied to family and home.

But even Echtei can't defeat what's chasing Sylla--a ruthless cyborg hunter who has shown that a Scoriah is no match for him. Echtei won’t give Sylla up without a fight. It's face the impossible or die trying, even if survival means war.

Willing Skin is a full-length science fiction romance, standalone novel in the Space Grit series with a happily ever after ending.

Warning: This novel is intended for readers 18 and older. It contains explicit female/male and (female as male)/male scenes, language, violence.



Title: Beastly Manor
Series
Author(s): Alex Hall
Length: 293 pages
PublisherMadison Place Press (January 20, 2016)

Genre:  Gay / Fantasy / Shifters / Fairy Tale Retold /

Notes

Blurb: Once upon a time in a faraway land a very wealthy merchant lived on a good piece of land just west of the hamlet we now call Littleton. The merchant was blessed with luck and guile, strong bones and sharp eyes, a pretty wife of gentle spirit, and four healthy children whom he called Faith, Hope, Beauty, and Corbin.

An LGBT twist on the classic love story.



TitleAboard in the Stars
Series: Galaxia Pirates, 1
Author(s): A.M. Halford
Length: 127 pages
PublisherSiren Publishing (March 26, 2016)

Genre:  Gay / Romance / Space Pirates / 

Notes: Space Pirates...

Blurb: Tony ran from the arranged marriage his greedy parents set up for him. He meets and joins the Galaxia pirates, making a home amongst the worst of the solar system. Craig, first mate of the Galaxia pirates, returns after a personal vacation to find a new and interesting face amongst the crew. He instantly sets his sights to capturing the feisty navigator. Tony and Craig's awakening relationship is pulled into turmoil when mercenaries corner the Galaxia, demanding they hand over Antonio Santiago - Tony's past has officially caught up with him. Craig works to keep his lover out of the mercenary's hands, but there is a traitor on the ship that wants Tony gone. When Tony is handed over to the mercenaries, at the cost of one crewmember's life, Craig is frantic to find him and discover the traitor. Tony isn't just going to sit back either. He's determined to get out of the situation and back to the Galaxia and Craig's arms.


TitleClockwork Menagerie
Series: Shadows of Asphodel
Author(s): Karen Kincy
Length: 118 pages
Publisher

Genre:  Gay / Romance / Historical / Steam Punk / 

Notesclockwork dragon


Blurb: 1914. Konstantin would love to hide in his laboratory and dissect the clockwork dragon captured from Russia, but the Archmages of Vienna have other plans. He finds himself shipped off to St. Petersburg as the scientific attaché to an ambassador. His orders? Look, but don’t touch. Of course, he considers this an impossible request with so much enemy technomancy to explore. 

To make matters worse, Konstantin has to work with the dashing zeppelin commander Himmel, a man who should also be untouchable. They can’t act on the smoldering attraction between them without risking it all. Faced with an illegal relationship and a devious rival technomancer, Konstantin might not return from this mission in Russia without conquering the forbidden.



TitleThe Pilgrim Heart
SeriesMaewyn’s Prophecy
Author(s): Emily Veinglory
Length: 100 pages
PublisherLoose Id LLC

Genre:  Gay / Romance / Fae / Fantasy / Paranormal /

Notes


Blurb:  Series: Maewyn’s Prophecy; 
Next Book: A Heart Aflame

The path of love has many trials…

Peter finds his true love in the form of Veleur, a silver-haired elven magician, but that is only the beginning. He is thrown in the midst of a group of magic-workers, persecuted by a secret religious order and proves completely unable to master his own natural powers. Just when he needs his lover the most, Peter’s left vulnerable and abducted by the League of Maewyn who seek to use his abilities to further their own despicable plans.

He stands alone and untrained against the insane ghost of one of the greatest wizards in history, the legendary St. Patrick. His only hope is that Veleur’s love will lead him to Peter’s side and his rescue.



TitleIncubus
Series(The Incubus Saga Book 1)
Author(s): Amanda Meuwissen
Length: 372 pages
Publisher

Genre:  Gay / Romance / Urban Fantasy / 

Notes



Blurb: Nathan only ever wanted a normal life, but for him, life, family, and love are anything but normal. 

On the other side of the Veil, dark and light fae exist outside the knowledge of most humans. Nathan Grier was born human, but his twin brother Jim is a changeling. On the run since they were children, time for both of them is running out. Turning to fae hunter Sasha Kelly for help, Nathan must soon face his growing feelings for the other man while trying to save himself and his brother from a fate worse than death.



TitleAmorous Overnight
Series
Author(s): Robin L. Rotham
Length: 330 pages
Publisher

Genre:  Romance / Poly / Aliens / Sci-Fi / 

NotesBook 3 in the Aliens Overnight series. The other two books were published by Elora's Cave




Blurb: What's better than one hot alien at your service? Two hot aliens in your bed.
After four months of orbiting Earth in a spaceship bursting with sex-starved aliens, nurse Shelley Bonham will do just about anything to get off. The ship, that is. 


Not that the aliens aren't hot enough to put her hormones on red alert. In fact, the more time she spends with the Garathani leader Cecine and his personal guard Hastion, the more she wants them. Knowing what Cecine and Hastion are doing to each other when nobody's looking only makes it harder to keep her hands to herself.
But she's already been betrayed by one alien--her dead douchebag of a husband. Can she trust her future--and her children--to another?

Warning: Contains the usual Robin L. Rotham smorgasbord of m/m/f menage and D/s elements, plus a shipload of alien alphas in outer space.



TitleA Triad in Three Acts: The Complete Forester Trilogy
Series
Author(s): Blaine D. Arden
Length: 289 pages
Publisher

Genre:  Romance / Gay / Poly / Fantasy / Fae / 

Notes




Blurb: "Your Path is muddy, Kelnaht, but don't think avoiding the puddles will make it easier to travel." Kelnaht, a cloud elf, is a truth seeker caught between love and faith, when a murder reveals an illicit affair between two tree elves he desires more than he can admit. Kelnaht's former lover Ianys once betrayed him, and the shunned forester Taruif is not allowed to talk to anyone but the guide, their spiritual pathfinder.

The guide mentioned puddles, but I envisioned lakes, deep treacherous lakes, and I was drowning. 


Then a stripling goes missing from the tribe, and heavy rainfall hides all traces of his whereabouts. With days creeping by without a lead, it's hard to keep the tribe's spirits up, more so when Kelnaht's own future depends on the elders. Taruif has been shunned for almost twenty turns, but now that a possible forester's apprentice is coming of age, the elders consider reducing his sentence. Taruif could be set free.

“I have great responsibilities, but my path ahead is as foggy and blurred as the path behind me.” 


Later, when several children fall ill with more than a summer bug, truth seeker Kelnaht is assigned to investigate. What he finds is deadly and threatens the life of every underage child in the tribe, including Ianys' daughter Atèn. Then a wounded traveller is found in the forest, left to die after a vicious attack.

"There is always a way." 


Kelnaht, Taruif, and Ianys are meant to be together, but old promises and the decree of the elders prevent them from claiming each other openly at Solstice. Kelnaht can investigate murder and foul play, but he can’t see how he can keep both his lovers without breaking the rules. But if he believes in the guide's words and trusts his faith in Ma’terra, they will find a way to clear the fog and puddles from their paths.



TitleMark of the Dragon
Series: Urban Dragon, 1
Author(s): JW Troemner
Length: 80 pages
PublisherJW Troemner; 1 edition (September 3, 2016)

Genre:  Romance / Lesbian / Urban Fantasy / Action & Adventure / 

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Blurb: Rosario Hernandez doesn't ask for much. She'd like to sleep on a bed instead of a sidewalk, to know where her next meal is coming from, and maybe, if she's really feeling optimistic, to get a girlfriend. More than anything, though, she wants her best friend Arkay to not murder anyone— because Arkay is a dragon, claws and all, and she has a penchant for vigilante justice. When Arkay's latest escapade goes sour, Rosario gets stuck with a stolen van and a cooler full of human organs. Now they're on the run, and it's not just the cops who want answers. The owner of the cooler is still out there, and they want to replace what they've lost— by any means necessary.


TitleRight Through Me
Series: The Obsidian Files, 1
Author(s): Shannon McKenna
Length: 382 pages
PublisherShannon McKenna (July 23, 2016)

Genre:  Romance / Urban Fantasy / Action & Adventure / 

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Blurb: Stranger, speak softly... 

Biotech tycoon Noah Gallagher has a deadly secret: his clandestine training as a super-soldier gives him abilities that go far beyond human. Yet he's very much a man. When Caro Bishop shows up at his Seattle headquarters with a dangerous secret agenda, his ordered life is thrown into chaos. Caro is a woman like no other—and her luminously sensual beauty cloaks a mystery he must solve.

Caro's lying low, evading a false charge of murder. She means to clear her name, and she'll do whatever it takes to survive—but seducing a man like Noah is more than she bargained for. His amber eyes have the strangest glow when he looks at her—she could swear he sees the secrets of her heart. The desire smoldering in Noah's eyes awakens her own secret hunger, but Caro has to resist his magnetic pull. Anyone close to her becomes a target. The only right thing to do is run, far and fast, but Caro can't outrun Noah's ferocious intensity—or deny the searing passion that explodes between them.

Nothing else matters—until a vicious enemy bent on the ultimate revenge puts his murderous plan into play. Noah and Caro must battle for their lives...and their love...



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